Letter from Frances Jackson to Ann King
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Letter written by Frances Jackson to Ann King.
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Boston Sept 6 1852 Esteemed Friend, Ann King, Your letter of August 29th enclosing Eleven Dollars & Friend Robinsons statement of Liberator account did not come into my hand until the 4th in consequences of my being absent from the City At my request Mr. Wallcut purchased the books named in your schedule - put them up in a bundle, with a bill of their cost within, which you will perceive amounts to the exact sum you enclosed to me: which I hope will prove to be correct & satisfactory It gives me pleasure to do this errand for you - I should be pleased to reply to the esteemed remarks in your letter, but want of time I must omit it. I have marked & left the books at no 93 Water Street as you directed. Mr Wallcut has given me receipts for the Liberator to July 16 1853 for yourself, & for R T Robinson in full, which are herewith enclosed -.- Accept my friendly salutation, and convey the like to Rowland T, Robinson & family, & to Jonathan Walker and family all of whom I hold in much respect & Esteem Frances Jackson [page break] Boston Dec. 19 1854 Ann King Respected Friend Your kind letter of the 3rd instant was duly received, enclosing five dollars. I intended to have written you a few lines in reply, in addition to the Liberator acknowledgement - other letter, came thick upon me, which delayed my purpose - now that Rowland T Robinsons letter of the 17th is recd. I must delay no longer - I read your note in the haste, & on a second reading, I see that I read, in too much haste. Our Circular stated that “donations would be acknowledged in the Standard.” & when you asked to have the Standard sent you. I supposed you meant the Standard that contained the acknowledgment; & that was the impression left on my mind; I did not send that Standard, but concluded to publish all the donations in the Liberator. also- Your letter I now see was plain; the mistake was mine, & I will see that it is rectified. You stated that the type of Anti-Slavery in your region was Free Soil, & not Garrisonian - All I shall now say is, that we have build our platform as close as we could get it to the Slaves we aim to represent them - they are our constituents- they cannot speak for themselves - we mean to stand with them , & speak for them - how truly you must judge. We go against every thing pro-slavery, let it be what it will - [page break] We have no political party or theological sect to support or care for - we belong to none - are acknowledged by none - from such a stand point. it is no wonder, that our views & acts, do not harmonise with other portions of the community - but we are I trust, even ready to utter blessings upon those of every name, who do not ‘pass by the Slave on the other side’. I thank you for your donation & will carry out your wishes in relation to it - Tell R T Robinson that I received his letter of the 17th. and that he will always receive my sincere respect and esteem Francis Jackson
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